The military judge who ordered the Fort Hood shooting suspect's beard to be forcibly shaved has been thrown off the case. That ruling ends lengthy delays in the trial of the Army officer charged with the 2009 rampage that killed 13 people.
The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, and the ongoing war crimes prosecutions of Washington state soldiers helped inspire a terror plot in which two men planned to attack a military recruiting station in Seattle with grenades and machine guns, according to a federal complaint filed Thursday.
Parents, spouses and children reverently approached the 6-foot-tall granite memorial Friday, some kneeling and wiping away tears as they gently touched a name etched on the stone — each belonging to one of the 13 people killed in the Fort Hood shooting rampage a year ago.
FORT HOOD, Texas — An Army psychiatrist who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood still had nearly 200 rounds of ammunition and a second gun in his pockets when he was shot by police, a military court heard Wednesday.
A sergeant shot five times during last year's rampage at Fort Hood said Wednesday he recalled lying on the floor and locking eyes with Maj. Nidal Hasan after the Army psychiatrist cried out “Allahu Akbar” and unleashed a burst of gunfire into a crowd of soldiers preparing for deployment.
“Do you believe in ‘radical Islam’?” the famous Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders once asked me.
The occasion was a banquet last summer at the Reagan Library outside of Los Angeles where later that evening Wilders would receive a Hero of Conscience award from the American Freedom Alliance. I would have the honor of introducing him. “What did you say?” I could barely hear him over the speaker at the podium elaborating on the perils of, yes, “radical Islam.”
Diana West, Washington Times
, January 27, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist who may face the death penalty after the mass shooting at Fort Hood was charged Wednesday with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder relating to the scores of soldiers and two civilian police officers injured in the attack, military officials said.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The military plans a mental evaluation to determine whether the Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood knew his alleged actions were wrong and whether he's competent to stand trial, his civilian attorney said Tuesday.
I admit it. As the early horrifying news of the Fort Hood massacre unfolded and I was jerked alert by the word that the suspect was a Muslim, a thought-prayer suddenly flashed across my mind: Oh, please don’t let him be black.
Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune
, November 18, 2009
The Army psychiatrist accused in the Fort Hood shootings was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the military’s legal system, making him eligible for the death penalty if convicted, officials said Thursday.
By Angela K. Brown and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
, November 13, 2009
Government and military officials have issued statements since last week’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas that have nothing to do with the reality of what occurred, what is occurring and what our enemies would still like to have occur all over the United States. Listening to them leads to the conclusion that these people were handed talking points because they are all saying pretty much the same thing; that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions, stereotype or give in to paranoia.
Cal Thomas, Tribune Media Services
, November 13, 2009
Somberly reciting 13 names and 13 stories, President Barack Obama saluted the Americans killed at this Army post as heroes who died for their country — and promised a nation demanding answers that “the killer will be met with justice.”
Addressing a hushed crowd of thousands of soldiers Tuesday, the president spoke forcefully if indirectly of the alleged shooter’s motives in last week’s massacre, never mentioning Maj. Nidal Hasan by name.
“It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy,” Obama said. “But this much we do know: No faith justifies these murderous and craven acts.”
By Ben Feller, The Associated Press
, November 11, 2009
The Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood massacre apparently acted alone and without outside direction, investigative officials said Monday, as the FBI launched an internal review of how it handled information gathered about Hasan nearly a year before the shooting.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan will be charged by the U.S. military rather than in a civilian court, the officials said.
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